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U.S. aircraft carrier to make historic Vietnam visit

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March 5, 2018 -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will reportedly make a historic visit to Vietnam as part of the Navy’s largest multinational disaster response exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Carl Vinson will be the first U.S. carrier to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, underscoring the new level of cooperation between the former adversaries in the face of China’s South China Sea encroachment and other potential threats.

The Pacific Partnership 2018 exercises also include the military sealift command hospital ship USNS Mercy, which will visit countries bordering the South China Sea, including Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, according to a news release.

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